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Miller & Miller’s Music Machines, Toys & Advertising auction

A rare, circa 1890 battery-driven Edison Class M cylinder phonograph, an equally scarce early 20th century J. & E. Stevens North Pole mechanical bank, a replica of the iconic 1946 Wurlitzer Model 1015 “One More Time” jukebox and a 1960 Rock-Ola Tempo II Model 1478 “Windshield” jukebox are a few of the highlights in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s online Music Machines, Toys & Advertising sale slated for Saturday, March 19.

The 541-lot auction has a start time of 9 am Eastern time, with Internet bidding available on the Miller & Miller website (, as well as Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted. The categories include gramophones, toys, banks, clocks, pocket watches, tools, music machines, vintage radios and railroad memorabilia.

“This sale features four old-world collections with one common thread: each is mechanical in nature,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “The Weggler and Peel collections include some of Canada’s best, oldest music machines and gramophones from the Edison era.”

Miller added, “The Tanenbaum collection is a collection of Lehmann toys and mechanical banks that was fifty years in the making. The Loveday collection boasts a choice lineup of Pequegnat Clocks and cash registers. These collections are ‘all things mechanical’ and are market fresh.”

The Edison Class M cylinder phonograph was initially intended for business dictation but in time entertainment became its primary role. It comes with a “Standard” reproducer and one listening tube (but no battery). The phonograph was sold by Holland Bros., Ottawa, sole importer for Canada and was made in America. It’s expected to hit $10,000-$15,000.

While this is an Internet-only auction, with no in-person event to attend, bidders can tune in to the live webcast on March 19th, to watch the lots close in real time. Here is a link to the sale:

Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. is Canada’s trusted seller of high-value collections and is always accepting quality consignments. The firm specializes in watches and jewelry, art, antiques and high-value collectibles. Its mission is to provide collectors with a trusted place to buy and sell.

To consign a single piece, an estate or a collection, you may call them at (519) 573-3710; or, you can e-mail them at [email protected]. To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and the auction on March 19th, please visit

Circa 1911 Edison Opera cylinder phonograph, Edison’s top-of-the-line model, renowned for its smooth-running motor and self-supporting horn (est. CA$3,000-$4,000).